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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Grasp·ing, a.
 1. Seizing; embracing; catching.
 2. Avaricious; greedy of gain; covetous; close; miserly; as, he is a grasping man. -- Grasp*ing*ly, adv.  -- Grasp*ing*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth; "they are
            avaricious and will do anything for money"; "casting
            covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields"; "a grasping
            old miser"; "grasping commercialism"; "greedy for money
            and power"; "grew richer and greedier"; "prehensile
            employers stingy with raises for their employees" [syn:
             avaricious, covetous, grabby, greedy, prehensile]
      n 1: understanding with difficulty; "the lecture was beyond his
           most strenuous graspings"
      2: the act of gripping something firmly with the hands [syn: taking
         hold, seizing, prehension]